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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7850 on: November 30, 2018, 10:05:44 am »
I got this little beauty delivered this morning! Looks minted! I only had a quick swatch at it but i'll open it up later and get a proper look at it.

Did you give it a twist test?  ;D

Ha Ha! I haven't but i'll let you know when i do! I haven't gotten round to havong a proper look at it yet but from the quickie i did get i saw there is old bits of ooss and bits of someones dinner and all sorts stuck in the probe jacks! YUCK!!
I'll take it apart and give it a real good clean and see how i go from there. If it is real grotty i'll post pictures!  >:D
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« Reply #7851 on: November 30, 2018, 10:43:01 am »
I got this delivered today for a Technics Amplifier I'm repairing, now I have to wait for the thermal compound to arrive before I can install it  :palm:
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7852 on: November 30, 2018, 07:13:28 pm »
Yesterday I received a 2KVA (8A) Variac.

https://www.amazon.es/Transformador-salida-variable-2000Watt-0-250V/dp/B01BAU5N2I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1543565463&sr=8-2




It is already heavily modified as of today!  ::)
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Sparks and Smoke means i'm nearly there! 8)
 

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« Reply #7854 on: November 30, 2018, 10:45:41 pm »
Der EE is HR  ;D

Now to get an English manual somewhere !!!

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7855 on: November 30, 2018, 10:53:31 pm »
Just a hard drive and 2 micro SD cards.  :)
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7856 on: November 30, 2018, 11:01:17 pm »
Soldering/Rework: Pace ADS200, Pace MBT350
Multimeters: Fluke 87V, 117, 27/FM
Oscilloscopes: Rigol DS1054Z, Phillips PM3065
 
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« Reply #7857 on: November 30, 2018, 11:47:07 pm »
Yesterday I received a 2KVA (8A) Variac.

https://www.amazon.es/Transformador-salida-variable-2000Watt-0-250V/dp/B01BAU5N2I/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1543565463&sr=8-2




It is already heavily modified as of today!  ::)

Nice!  :-+

Works very well, the transformer wire is the correct section for 8A (220V) and arrived with no faults unlike some other samples I've read somewhere.

I've added an output 8A slo-blo fuse, a "Phase OK" warning light and both input and output SCHUKOs for ease of use but keeping the IN/OUT original terminals for versatility.

I also made a couple of security internal modifications: isolated the central tap in the coil as for me it was too exposed into the frame. Also protected with heat-shrinkable sleeve the big central lever axis because the wiper cable is wrapped around it and, providing it is heavily knurled, I was afraid it will eventually bite the wire isolation and short-circuit to ground.

The digital voltmeter panel accuracy is adjustable by a trimmer but it was already quite precise.

So far so good.

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« Reply #7858 on: December 01, 2018, 02:16:23 am »
6115A, $37USD from evilBay, mid 80s vintage. It had many of the reported issues, buzzing film cap across the transformer, bad contacts setting the voltage, very dirty PCB, oil oozing out of the clear plastic cable tubes, broken binding parts, and a bad electrolytic capacitor. Even still, it mostly worked when delivered.

I wouldn't call my work a restoration, but more of a refurbishment. The film cap now is a X2-rated R463N410050N2M, one ceramic became a RDER72J473K3K1H03B, three relatively tiny 100ZLH470MEFC16X31 replaced three top-side caps (of which one failed, EEU-EB2C221 was the fourth cap you see (higher voltage than the manual specified, but lower than the part it replaced), and a 250BXC4.7MEFC8X11.5 across the output terminals.

I used binding posts that were lying around the house (ugly mismatched ground lug), and sprayed G5 deoxit onto the four voltage decade switches.

Should I add an EMI line filler? Maybe? Otherwise only outstanding issues are that the milivolt pot doesn't work so well, a missing screw on the back panel, and a lack of feet (3D printing, maybe?).
 
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« Reply #7859 on: December 01, 2018, 05:32:43 am »
Today I ordered a new 1TB SSD and a GW Instek MFG-2260M function generator. A new (better) function generator has been on my wish list for a long time. The SSD is to re-install my PC which is a job I'm not looking forward to at all but nowadays 32bit versions of software seem to become rare so it is time to switch.
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7860 on: December 01, 2018, 06:29:09 am »
6115A, $37USD from evilBay, mid 80s vintage. It had many of the reported issues, buzzing film cap across the transformer, bad contacts setting the voltage, very dirty PCB, oil oozing out of the clear plastic cable tubes, broken binding parts, and a bad electrolytic capacitor. Even still, it mostly worked when delivered.
Looks like a fantastic project worthy of its own thread!
 

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« Reply #7861 on: December 01, 2018, 05:03:13 pm »
My WorkBench got a much needed Component Storage upgrade today!  :-+



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« Reply #7862 on: December 01, 2018, 08:13:13 pm »
My WorkBench got a much needed Component Storage upgrade today!  :-+





Nice 1 buddy!
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7863 on: December 02, 2018, 12:25:50 pm »
jus got my new clamp meter
Uni-t UT210E which is more than enough for my work
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7864 on: December 02, 2018, 12:28:33 pm »
Enjoy it, they are great little meters. I don't use it for anything else other than the clamp meter part as I have better meters for that but the DC clamp meter for current is dead handy,  :-+
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« Reply #7865 on: December 02, 2018, 12:34:24 pm »
And accurate for DC current too  :-+ That and the 121GW are in my onsite bag but if I had to slim it down further for plane travel then the UNI-T would do nicely as an all rounder.
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« Reply #7866 on: December 02, 2018, 12:41:02 pm »
And accurate for DC current too  :-+ That and the 121GW are in my onsite bag but if I had to slim it down further for plane travel then the UNI-T would do nicely as an all rounder.
Yep, very true.
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« Reply #7867 on: December 02, 2018, 12:42:01 pm »
My bike has a layer of dust on it and it's nowhere near a CNC machine.  ::)

That's just the dreary ever-descending dust of distraction and disappointment. Router dust is from the Devil, bringing death and destruction of devices.
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« Reply #7868 on: December 02, 2018, 01:06:01 pm »

That's just the dreary ever-descending dust of distraction and disappointment. Router dust is from the Devil, bringing death and destruction of devices.

Currently looking at dust extractors to mount outside the shack and the enclosure design is sized up to look at and sort out some details but rewiring first because it was  :palm: worthy
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7869 on: December 03, 2018, 01:31:22 am »
jus got my new clamp meter
Uni-t UT210E which is more than enough for my work


I can't say enough good things about these wee meters. The are awesome! I thought the one I had got was just a lucky one as it was so accurate but it seems others who have the same meter feel the same. Enjoy!  :-+
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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7870 on: December 03, 2018, 03:42:29 am »
Received one of these strange, but dirt cheap Chinese frequency meters:

https://www.ebay.de/itm/plj-8led-h-hf-signal-frequenzzähler-zähler-tester-modul-0-1-1000mhz/392058493508

Naturally without any manual AND the red/black wires for the power and anemic signal connector inverted !!!
But it turns on, the blue digits are to die for ;) AND it even measures my scope 1KHz calibration taps (soon I'll even start the generator to see how far does it go, but after I'll rework the input).

Playing with the front buttons I've got selection from:

Channel A/B ?!?!?
Digital filter On/Off
A number to set:
IF xxxxxxxx

Pressing and holding both at power up, displays the firmware version: 2015.11.something

If somebody has already a manual for it, I will appreciate it.

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7871 on: December 03, 2018, 04:12:17 am »
jus got my new clamp meter
Uni-t UT210E which is more than enough for my work


I can't say enough good things about these wee meters. The are awesome! I thought the one I had got was just a lucky one as it was so accurate but it seems others who have the same meter feel the same. Enjoy!  :-+
yup
it is great, but is there anyway to connect it to oscilloscope as current clamp ?
 

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Re: What did you buy today? Post your latest purchase!
« Reply #7872 on: December 03, 2018, 05:15:52 am »
jus got my new clamp meter
Uni-t UT210E which is more than enough for my work


I can't say enough good things about these wee meters. The are awesome! I thought the one I had got was just a lucky one as it was so accurate but it seems others who have the same meter feel the same. Enjoy!  :-+
yup
it is great, but is there anyway to connect it to oscilloscope as current clamp ?

I don't know how you would do that buddy. Maybe one of the more experienced guys can tell you how to do that? I have no idea about doing this.
You could even make a brand new thread asking how to do it, that'll get more exposure I would think too? I'm sure someone here will be able to keep you right on doing it.
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« Reply #7873 on: December 03, 2018, 07:11:14 am »
There is a thread of that somewhere. But I believe the bandwidth is not high enough. If you want to measure DC current on you scope, get yourself some CMS3005 units while stock lasts.
 

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« Reply #7874 on: December 03, 2018, 07:14:42 am »
There is a thread of that somewhere. But I believe the bandwidth is not high enough. If you want to measure DC current on you scope, get yourself some CMS3005 units while stock lasts.
What are those? I can't find much about those, other than some homebrew solutions.
 


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